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CDC Links 13 Deaths To Toxic Paint-Stripping Chemical
2012-02-25 06:35:59

Federal health officials issued a warning Friday against the use of a common paint-stripping chemical for the purpose of refinishing bathtubs after studies linked it to 13 deaths during the past 11 years.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.